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Apple Calling for the Ban of Eight Samsung Smartphones

With the Apple-Samsung legal battle behind us, at least until appeals, Apple has now made the request for the banning of eight Samsung devices in the United States.

Apple Patent Suggest Sliding Virtual Cards to Confirm NFC Payments?

Rumors suggest that NFC could be in the works for the new iPhone. While the limited space and rumored design of the so-called iPhone 5 might not allow for it, one thing does seem clear- Apple is interested in NFC. If not now, perhaps in the iPhone 5S or whatever they decide to call it?

Apple versus Samsung California Trial Ends, Apple Clearly the Winner

The massive California Apple versus Samsung trial is finally over, at least until Samsung files an appeal- which is more than likely. Without a doubt, Apple came out on top here, with Samsung not getting a cent from its countersuit against Apple.

Samsung-Apple South Korean legal battle ends, both walk away with small victories

Quite a bit after when we first expected the verdict, the Samsung versus Apple case in South Korea has come to an end. While we still don't know the outcome of the Californian chapter of the battle, we do now know that both Apple and Samsung didn't get away without some kind of a minor victory, and minor defeat.

Apple Patent will Destroy Annoying TV Commercials with your own content

For nearly a decade now i've been telling my friends and family while we're watching TV, "I don't care who does it, I just want a small box I can connect to the TV that will replace these annoying loud commercials." And who, none other than Apple has answered my prayers; at least they have begun to anyway.

Apple Planning a Cable Box, Begins Talks with Cable Providers

It seems that Apple started talking with a few different cable providers recently, with the goal of bringing a set-top box experience to cable subscribers. The idea with such a device would be to provide an Apple TV-like experience that also works through live TV and has special additional features like AirPlay functionality, iTunes capabilities (if cable providers would allow it) and more.

Patent Suggest Apple May Consider Illuminating Touchpads

A new patent from Apple shows that Apple might be looking into the idea of using illuminated touchpads. Whether this is aimed at the MacBook line or the Magic Trackpad, or both, it's hard to say.

New Apple Patent hopes to make shopping easier for iDevice users

It seems that Apple is no longer content with third-party app systems that assist shoppers, as Patently Apple recently uncovered an Apple patent for their own alternative to these barcode scanning programs.

Has Apple found its ‘Smoking Gun’ in Samsung legal battle?

When it truly came down to who was winning though, it was always hard to clearly say one side or the other. Recently though, Apple has managed to find what some critics believe is the “smoking gun” needed to swing the case in their favor for good- an internal memo that recognizes that Samsung needs to copy the iPhone.

Apple Seeks Smart Cover Display Patent

A year-old patent filing from Apple has now been made public, in the filing Apple details out a cover that can take power and data from a dedicated connector on the side of a tablet and then can use at least one segment of the Smart Cover to augment the main display with useful information such as notifications, additional icons, multimedia controllers and similar functions.

Apple Gearing Up For Fall Product Launches

Yesterday Mobile Magazine reported that a special Apple event was coming on September 12th that would likely see the announcement of the iPhone 5 and even possibly the new 7-inch iPad. While iMore was the first to unofficially confirm the news, it seems that sources have also passed the same news to AllThingsD. With two major news sites behind the rumored event, it seems more than likely that it is really happening after all.

Apple TV Finally Gets Hulu Plus

It's official, the Hulu Blog has now confirmed that they are rolling out Hulu Plus to Apple TV boxes, today.

RUMOR: Apple iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Event Planned For September?

Bummed out by the idea that you'll have to wait all the way until October to get your hands on the next iPhone? According to sources reporting to iMore, you won't have to, instead the iPhone 5 may be announced at a special event on September 12th of this year with a launch to follow just nine days later on the 21st.

Courts Throw Out Evidence That Apple Copied Sony Designs For The iPhone

Samsung's secret weapon in turning the tide of this war has been information and evidence that strongly suggests Apple itself somewhat copied or was directly inspired by Sony-style designs. Samsung hoped to use this information to discredit Apple's own claims, but it turns out that this weapon was a total dud.

Samsung-Apple Court Case Kicks Up Even More Photos Of iPhone And iPad Prototypes

The Samsung-Apple patent wars continue to push on at full swing revealing all sorts of dirt including Samsung ignoring Google's warnings that their designs were too close to Apple, and internal memos that show that even the iPhone was actually influenced by earlier Sony-style designs. This war doesn't seem to be slowing down and no real victor seems in sight, but at least all these court discoveries and findings are kicking up interesting prototype/mockups that help us see the clear evolution that took place as Apple designed its various iOS-based products.

Apple Now Holds A Patent On The 5th Dimension

When you have as much money and power as a company like Apple you can do just about anything and that includes making up your own dimensions, as a new Apple patent for 5D technology clearly shows. What is this mystical new 5th dimension that Apple discovered? It's actually just a marketing gimmick, and is actually a set of unique TV, gaming and motion-based applications that they apparently decided would be deemed “5D Technology”.

Samsung And Apple Continue To Wage War Over The Galaxy

The Samsung and Apple continue to fight a constant global legal war against one another, with every little legal battle pushing the scale in on direction or the other, but largely seeming to go nowhere. Recently Apple won a bit of a victory with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7's German ban extending its way to the entire EU.

U.K. Court Ruling Requires Apple To Post Notice That Samsung Didn’t Copy The iPad

A new court decision will require that Apple address the findings of the July 9th London court decision, which basically states that Samsung Galaxy tablets don't infringe on Apple's registered designs.

Food And Drink Category Added To Apple’s AppStore

In order to better help organize the layout of apps in the App Store, a new “Food & Drink” Category has made its way over to iOS.

NFC-Enabled iTravel App Patented by Apple for iPhone 5

One of the newest patents awarded to Apple is something called iTravel, which is an NFC-based transportation check-in system.

Video: Apple iPhone 5 Spider Concept Claws onto your Hand

What if the iPhone were semi-permanently attached to your hand in some weird twist of bio-electronic engineering? We're getting closer to that reality with the so-called iPhone 5 Spider concept.

Apple iPad Mini to Challenge Google Nexus 7 for Tablet Supremacy

Here we go again. Rumors of a smaller Apple iPad have been around for as long as the iPad itself, but with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, a so-called iPad Mini could really see the light of day.

According To iFixIt, Nexus 7 Is Easier To Repair Than Apple iPad

According to iFixit, there is one clear advantage to the Nexus 7's design versus the iPad- it's extra space inside makes it much easier to repair.

Apple’s New iPhone Connector All-But Confirmed?

According to TechCrunch, the new smaller 19-pin Apple port has been independently verified. While the form factor and actual size are still yet to be revealed, it seems that there may be some truth behind the rumors of a smaller port after all. The new Apple 19-pin iDevice port seems similar to what we already have on many MacBooks with the Thunderbolt port, but TechCrunch says that three independent manufacturers have said that this new Apple port is in fact different.

Tim Cook Discusses Microsoft Surface with Apple Legal Team (Video)

And you don't have to tell Tim Cook about the Surface, because it's surely caught his attention too... as well as the attention of Apple's legal team.

Samsung Shows Apple How to Keep Secrets (Galaxy S III)

No pre-production Galaxy III was mistakenly left behind at a bar one night and that's because Samsung took several measured steps to keep their secret project as secret as possible.

New Apple Maps for iOS 6 vs. Google Maps Comparison

One of the many changes that you'll find in iOS 6 is the departure away from Google Maps and toward Apple's own Maps app...

Apple Maps Has Its Own Turn-By-Turn Navigation Using SIRI For Narration

No longer content with letting Google control the mapping world with Google Maps, Apple announced it was diving in with its own solution. Taking a closer look at the new map system, Apple Maps has Apple doing all the cartography itself, has turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6 with narration from SIRI and also has full integration with Yelp.

2012 Apple MacBook Pro Announced with Retina Display

The 15.4-inch display rocks an incredible resolution of 2880x1800 pixels, giving you 220ppi.

Everything You Need to Know About Apple iOS 6

Apple's WWDC 2012 kicked off today with the keynote and one of the big announcements was the unveiling of "the world's most advanced mobile operating system." So, what's new with iOS 6?

Europe Adopts Apple-Supported Nano-SIM Standard Format

That's why Apple moved to the micro-SIM for its current line of iPhones, but even that isn't small enough. Now, the nano-SIM has been confirmed and it's 40% smaller than the micro-SIM.

Is Apple Developing A Point-and-Shoot Camera?

The iPod (and iTunes) shook up the way that we listen to music. And now it looks like Apple is going to tackle the world of digital photography.

Apple Adding 3G Support To FaceTime?

It seems that an new iOS 5.1.1 error message has shown up that leads the tech world to speculate that Apple is considering implementing FaceTime support over the 3G.

CordLite for Apple Devices Lights Up Your Cable

We've all encountered this problem. You want to plug in your iPhone to charge, but it's dark and you can't see the port. The CordLite fixes that

HTC Tweaks Phones to Avoid Apple Patents

About a year ago, a judge ruled that HTC was in violation of an Apple patent due to just how closely their “tap system” works in comparison to Apple's. With this system, you click on a number, text message, or whatever and it gives you a choice of what to do. After the ruling, HTC vowed to make a tweak that would get around this infringement in future Android devices.

iSight and Siri Cinema Display-Inspired Apple HDTVs Next Year

People thought Apple was crazy when it entered the mobile phone market with the iPhone, but look at where we are now. People are saying the same thing about Apple getting into TVs, but we've got reason to believe an Apple HDTV is very real and very much on the way.

Updated Apple iPad 2 Offers Up to 30% Better Battery Life

It turns out that we're wrong and the newer batch of iPad 2 tablets is actually an improvement over the original iPad 2.

Apple Patents Advanced Haptics for Raised Touchscreen Buttons

As great and as versatile as touchscreen displays may be, they don't offer the same kind of tactile experience as physical buttons. We've seen haptic feedback solutions before, but nothing quite like what this Apple patent seems to be depicting.

Apple iPhone 5 Liquid Metal Concept Oozes onto the Web

Another day, another iPhone rumor, and another iPhone concept. While it doesn't look like the boys and girls in Cupertino have quite figured out how to make a T-1000 just yet, it looks like French designer Antoine Brieux is applying some liquid metal to his latest iPhone concept.

Say Hello to the Apple iPhone Plus Concept

As far as we can gather, Apple isn't going to launch the next iteration in the iPhone series until some time this fall, but that hasn't stopped designer Antonio De Rosa from dreaming up what he calls the iPhone Plus.

Voice Answer, Another Alternative To Siri Hits The Apple Store

After three months of negotiating, tweaking and pushing Apple, Sparkling Apps finally has their Siri-alternative, Voice Answer, out onto the market.

Starck’s “Revolutionary” Apple Product Is Just a Jobs Boat

After getting all sorts of stark denials out of Cupertino, it has now been officially confirmed by Philippe Starck himself that he isn't working on a new Apple product at all.

Starck: Expect “Revolutionary” Apple Product Announcement This Year

Phillipe Starck is an esteemed French designer, having designed everything from toothbrushes to motorcycles, but he has apparently been working closely with Apple on a brand new product. And that brand new product will be revealed to the world within the next eight months.

Apple and Publishers Sued Over Price Fixing of E-Books

You would think that a lawsuit like this might come from a direct competitor, but that's not the case. Instead, the antitrust lawsuit is being filed by the United States government, naming Apple and several book publishers as the defendants.

Apple Backdoor Highly Unlikely

Recently, the training materials for the California District Attorneys Association found there way online, and as a result there has been a lot of worry that Apple might have a way around pass-codes altogether.

Apple Replacing New iPads with WiFi Problems

Oh, look at that Retina display! Oh, look at those quad-core graphics! Oh, look at that... what? Why isn't my Wi-Fi working? Yup, apparently there have been "many" new iPad owners who have been complaining about Wi-Fi issues, Apple has very much recognized the pressing problem and are out to fix it.

According To Apple, The New iPad Doesn’t Have A Charging “Bug”

Ever since the new iPad was released there seems to be a plethora of issues that owners have been complaining about, such as potential overheating issues and even an alleged charging problem. Just like with the heating issue though, Apple's official response is that there is nothing wrong.

Apple Plans To Offer Royalty-Free License For Its Nano-SIM Patents, Provided It Becomes The...

The war over a standard for nano-SIM is now in full swing as Apple is trying harder than ever to get its new standard accepted over the rival design from Nokia, Motorola and RIM.

Apple MacBooks with Retina Displays for Summer 2012 Launch?

Apple started the whole "Retina Display" craze with the iPhone 4. Then, it made Retina Displays even bigger with the new iPad. Now, it looks like there's no turning back and Apple is well on its way to integrating Retina Display technology in this year's MacBook refresh too.

Apple Starts Shipping New iPad to 25 More Countries

The new iPad from Apple has been available in places like Canada and the United States for a little while, but now more international customers can get their hands on the latest too. The expansion is substantial and will likely build on the momentum already brought on by the launch in the first set of countries.
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